See First Color Photo Of ExoMars Schiaparelli Crash Site On Mars

Posted: Nov 4 2016, 9:26am CDT | by , Updated: Nov 4 2016, 10:50am CDT, in News | Latest Science News

 

See ExoMars Schiaparelli Crash Site in Color on Mars
ESA shows Schiaparelli in colour
  • The Schiaparelli Site can Now be Seen in Color
 

Apparently, the Schiaparelli crash site on Mars can now be seen in the form of color photographs.

Novel high resolution pics taken by the NASA orbiter showed portions of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module and its landing spot in bright and brilliant colors.

On 19th October, this module landed on the Meridiani Planum and the parent ship started orbiting the Red Planet. The Trace Gas orbiter will make its first scientific observations and do some detective work. This will take place during two circuits of Mars. This course of action will begin on November 20th.

The novel images of the Schiaparelli module were taken by the MRO. The impact spot can be clearly seen with the high resolution colors sharply forming an outline in the pic.

These latest pics show some things which had been missed the first time around. Many bright white portions that had been seen before have now been confirmed to be objects.

They are most probably shrapnel blown away from the module which crashed onto the surface of Mars. A lot more has been revealed about how the crash occurred and what really went wrong after the parachute opened thanks to these images.  

A series of reconstructions of the images still lie in the future. They will divulge even more information regarding the mishap. The front heat-shield and the bright spots are both visible in the pics.

Astronomers and spaces scientists are looking forward eagerly to novel discoveries regarding the module on Mars thanks to these high resolution images.

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